Molten salt synthesis of LaCoO3 perovskite

L. Vradman, E. Friedland, J. Zana, R. Vidruk-Nehemya, M. Herskowitz

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LaCoO3 perovskite was successfully synthesized in molten NaCl–KCl eutectic mixture. Heating the La-nitrate, Co-nitrate and NaCl–KCl mixture to 800 °C yielded large (up to 5 microns) LaCoO3 cubic particles. Conversely, when La- and Co-nitrates were fed into the NaCl–KCl mixture, molten and stabilized at 800 °C, much smaller (sub-micron) particles were obtained. These results expound the mechanistic aspects of the perovskites formation in molten salts involving nucleation and crystal growth phenomena.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11383-11390
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number19
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • General Materials Science
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)


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